Both Republican Daytona Beach Congressman Ron DeSantis and his Orlando area Democratic Colleague Stephanie Murphy both issued statements regarding President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday.
Comey as criticized by the White House for his handling of the Hilary Clinton investigation and the Trump administration believed his ouster was necessary to restore trust to the Department.
The tone of response from DeSantis and Muprhy differed greatly on the subject.
“President Trump made the right decision to relieve FBI Director James Comey of his duties. I look forward to the President nominating a strong director who will keep the FBI focused on its core mission and out of the political thicket” said DeSantis.
Murphy joined Florida Senator Bill Nelson in asking for an independent investigation into Russian hacking in last year’s election.
“The President’s decision to remove James Comey as FBI Director gives rise to many questions, which I have no doubt will be examined in the coming days.” says Murphy “However, the President’s action makes one thing crystal clear: there needs to be a swift, independent and non-partisan investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Congress and the American people deserve to know all the facts, especially if we are to prevent further foreign interferences in our democracy.”